It’s a feast to be in God’s presence

Last updated on February 17, 2023

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.” (Psalm 36:7-8)

David writes a song about two types of people. On the one side are “the wicked” who do not believe that God exists and whose life is filled with deceit and evil. They mistreat and exploit the righteous, but in the end they are crushed and will never stand up again.

On the other side are people who seek protection close to God, as a baby bird seeks protection under the wings of its mother. In His presence they not only find safety, but also abundance of joy. The delights that God offers are compared to a river — there is enough for everybody and there will always be.

The song ‘Living Waters’ by Keith and Kristin Getty expresses this wonderfully:
‘There’s a river that flows
With mercy and love
Bringing joy to the city of our God.
There our hope is secure
Do not fear anymore
Praise the Lord of Living Waters’

Jesus Christ, the Lord of Living Waters, invites you to come to Him and drink. He wants to fill your life with joy and abundance. He wants to fill your life with His presence. He promises to be with you always.
Do you find joy in God’s presence?

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